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Contains whale and porpoise stamps; descriptive narrative.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
Contains sketches of vessels, profile view. Another journal, also on LION, covering Aug. 28-Oct. 16, 1845 appears to be in same hand (Sherman 472). With this: Howland, Henry A. Journal. Dec. 21, 1852-July 4, 1864.
Topics: Drawings, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Pacific...
Contains whale stamps.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Pacific...
Contains whale stamps, sketches of whales.
Topics: Drawings, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks,...
Captain Macomber died at sea, Aug. 5, 1858, and was replaced by Alfred C. Chester, First Mate. Contains whale stamps, profile views. At front: oil records. At end: provisions used; oil records.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North...
After a twenty-six month voyage in the South Atlantic Ocean, the Orray Taft, a 176 ton bark, brought back 20 barrels of sperm oil, with 72 sent home, for a total of 92 barrels of sperm oil, plus a mere 2 bbl. whale oil. The voyage, which consisted of two cycles of summer in Azores and winter on Brazil Bank fishing, included mutinies, fights, collisions with other ships, and frequent desertions. Events described include: Aug 24, crew drunk, boatsteerer nearly kills cook. Sept. 23, mutinous...
Topics: Mutiny, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South Atlantic...
At end: accounts and copies of letters sent to agents, relating to voyages of ship GENERAL WILLIAMS, 1862-1864.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Pacific...
Three voyages: Oct. 20, 1843-Apr. 16, 1845. Sherman 830. July 3, 1845-Sept. 24, 1846. Sherman 831. Dec. 12, 1846-Oct. 10, 1848. Sherman 832. Contains sketches of whales and vessels, whale stamps.
Topics: Drawings, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks,...
Journal contents: Two voyages: On the bark CHANDLER PRICE, New Bedford. June 26-Oct. 28, 1862. Trading voyage to Scotland. (sherman p. 190). And On the ship GOVERNOR TROUP, New Bedford. Dec. 2, 1862-June 3, 1867. Contains whale stamps. (Sherman 339)
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North...
Contains pen and ink sketches. At end: whale songs.
Topics: Drawings, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South Pacific...
Contains whale stamps, watercolor sketches of ships and profile views. At front: list of Testaments and Bibles lent to the crew.
Topics: Watercolor painting, Drawings, Stamps (marks), Books and reading, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring...
Two voyages: Jan 23, 1842-July 3, 1844. (Sherman 582). And Oct. 12, 1844-April 30, 1847. (Sherman 584) Contains whale stamps. At end: account of the sinking of the ship UNITED STATES, Nantucket, on Dec. 20, 1848.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Indian...
At end: signal flags.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
Contains 5 voyages: Aug. 22, 1846-Sept. 22, 1847. Sherman 544. Nov. 15, 1847-April 17, 1848. Trading voyage, Boston to Franklin, LA, returning to Provincetown. Sherman p. 192. May 12-Oct. 21, 1848. Sherman 545. Feb. 7-Sept. 30, 1849. Sherman 546. April 10, 1850-June 29, 1851. Sherman 547. Contains whale stamps, sketches of whales, drawing of vessel. At end: lists of provisions used.
Topics: Drawings, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks,...
Includes 3 voyages: On ship FRANKLIN of New Bedford. Sept. 1, 1853-Feb. 5, 1855. (Sherman 296) On the ship RAMBLER of Nantucket. Oct. 22-Dec. 11, 1855. (Sherman 672) On the ship MONTICELLO of Nantucket. June 24, 1856-Jan. 14, 1858. (Sherman 579)
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Arctic Ocean--Description...
Contains lists of letters sent. At end: lists of provisions used.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
At end: list of provisions. Following journal, in a different hand, letters from homesick seaman to his wife written on voyages in 1870-1872, vessel(s) unknown.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Atlantic...
At end: gauges of oil stowed and sent home; account of provisions used.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
Contains whale stamps.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South...
At end: list of provisions and supplies used.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Indian Ocean--Description...
Contains whale stamps. At end: accounts; list of whales sighted.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South...
Contains two voyages: On the ship CORINTHIAN, of New Bedford. Nov. 6, 1866-Aug. 30, 1868. (sherman 199) On the bark THOMAS DICKASON of New Bedford. Nov. 2, 1869-Sept. 14, 1871. (Sherman 751) At end: slops accounts.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Arctic Ocean--Description...
Contains sketches of vessels; sea and landscapes; description and location of the Seychelles. At end: sketches, poetry.
Topics: Poetry, Drawings, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Indian...
Contains whale stamps.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Pacific...
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South Pacific...
At end: account of provisions used.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
At front: entries made on traveling voyages on the steamers ALASKA, COLORADO, and MONTANA; fron New York to Honolulu. Sept. 9-Nov. 29, 1868. At end: ship accounts; oil records.
Topics: Watercolor painting, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks,...
At end: account of provisions used.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
At front: crew list. At end: account of provisions used. (Sherman 92) With this: Newman, Allen M. Journal. Aug. 3, 1852-Aug. 5, 1859. BOWDITCH (Ship) Warren. Logbook. Sept. 19, 1849-April 22, 1852. On the bark COVINGTON of Warren. Contents: two voyages: Aug. 3, 1852-Nov. 22, 1855. (Sherman 210) and Sept. 16, 1856-Aug. 5, 1859. (Sherman 211)
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Japan--Description and...
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Indian Ocean--Description...
Ship accounts, owners' accounts. Crew accounts.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks
Contains whale stamps. At end: account of provisions used, whales taken, ships spoken; insurance policy on the vessel; Whalemen's Shipping Papers for this voyage.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Pacific...
Seven voyages: Sept. 20, 1886-Nov. 9, 1887. Sherman 812. Nov. 22, 1887-Nov. 7, 1888. Sherman 813. Nov. 24, 1888-Nov. 15, 1889. Sherman 814. Dec. 4, 1889-Nov. 7, 1890. Sherman 815. Nov. 22, 1890-Nov. 8, 1891. Sherman 816. Dec. 8, 1891-Nov. 17, 1892. Sherman 817. Oct. 26, 1894-June 21, 1895. Sherman p. 193. Ship registered at San Francisco after 1886. At end: account of provisions used.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
Contains crew accounts at front and at end of logbook.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Pacific...
Journal dates: Aug. 2, 1846-Aug., 18512. Contains whale stamps. At end: personal accounts; poetry.
Topics: Poetry, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks,...
Contains two voyages: On the ship COLUMBUS, Fairhaven. Sept. 16, 1851-Nov. 23, 1852. On the ship SEA, Warren. Nov. 29, 1852-Nov. 24, 1853. Contains whale stamps, sketches of whales. At end: accounts, poetry, antidote for bedbugs, list of ships at Hilo.
Topics: Poetry, Drawings, Stamps (marks), Bedbugs, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and...
Contains whale and ship stamps; colored sketches of ships.
Topics: Watercolor painting, Drawings, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages...
Contains whale stamps and watercolor illustrations of ships, profile views, whales.
Topics: Watercolor painting, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and...
Two voyages: July 11-Sept. 26, 1878. (Sherman 613). Also, May 22, 1879-Sept. 13, 1882. (Sherman 614) Contains sketches of whales. At end: personal entries kept on shore from 1884-1887.
Topics: Drawings, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Indian Ocean--Description...
Source: folio
At end: list of provisions consumed.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
At front: list of officers. At end: lists of provisions used; oil stowed.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South Pacific...
At end: oil and bone records; list of provisions used. H. Montross replaceses John Martin as log-keeper.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
Contains whale stamps, sketches of whales. At end: oil records for this voyage; and, ship accounts for the ALFRED GIBBS, 1854-1855.
Topics: Drawings, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks,...
Contains three voyages: May 1, 1876-Aug. 18, 1877. (Sherman 166) May 3, 1878-June 5, 1879. (Sherman 167) Aug. 11, 1879-June 30, 1880. (Sherman 168) Contains whale stamps. At end: list of provisions used.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Cabo...
Contains profile views, sketches of whales. At end: list of provisions used.
Topics: Drawings, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
At front: ship's accounts; oil stowed. At end: crew accounts; slops accounts; ship's accounts.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South Pacific...
Contains sketches of whales. At end: lists of provisions used.
Topics: Drawings, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
Contains 2 voyages: July 15, 1907-Sept. 3, 1908. (Sherman 435) Oct. 21, 1908-Jan. 26, 1910. (Sherman 436) At end: lists of whales raised or taken and by whom on schooner JOHN R. MANTA, Provincetown, 1907-1910; on bark GREYHOUND, New Bedford, 1903-1907.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
Contains whale stamps. At end: personal accounts kept on shore, probably by Joseph Cook, from June 17, 1833-March 19, 1844.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South...
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Arctic Ocean--Description...
Contains sketches of whales, profile views.
Topics: Drawings, Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
Contains two voyages: On the bark CORNELIA, New Bedford. Sept. 11, 1848-July 18, 1850. (Sherman 200) On the bark GLOBE of New Bedford. Dec. 4, 1850-May 31, 1852. (Sherman 327) Contains whale stamps. After p. 42: Abstract of voyage of ship ISAAC HOWLAND of New Bedford, June 10, 1845-April 29, 1848. At end: lists of whales taken; personal accounts.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Indian...
Contains whale stamps, watercolor profile views.
Topics: Watercolor painting, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and...
Contains whale and ship stamps. Master Barzillai Morselander died at Payta, Sept. 3, 1839. Replaced by Richard Gardner.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South...
At end: oil stowed; provisions used.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
Contains whale stamps. At front: list of oil stowed with page references to body of log.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
Contains whale stamps. At end: list of provisions used.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North...
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South Pacific...
Contains watercolor and pencil profile views, sketches of whales, whale stamps.
Topics: Watercolor painting, Drawings, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages...
Contains whale stamps.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Pacific...
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
At end: list of provisions used.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Pacific...
Contains whale stamps. At end: poetry; personal accounts; designs for small boats.
Topics: Poetry, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks,...
Contains whale stamps, watercolor sketches of ships and profile views. At front: account of oil stowed. At end: list of letters for ships.
Topics: Watercolor painting, Drawings, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages...
At front: guide to accounting and commercial practices. Signature of John Wady appears opposite first page of logbook.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South Atlantic...
Contains whale stamps. At front: list of crew members.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South...
MATTAPOISETT (Bark) Westport. Logbook. June 11, 1873-Sept. 22, 1874. At end: lists of oil stowed; "sperm whales seen"; Captain's expenses after brig was condemned at Fayal. At end: lists of dates whales raised and by whom; whales raised on the ship CALEDONIA in 1839-1840. With this: Hamblin, Caleb Osburn. Journal. Oct. 7, 1879-Nov. 29, 1882.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Atlantic...
Three voyages: Dec. 11, 1836-Mar. 28, 1840. Sherman 833. May 30-Sept. 7, 1840. sherman p. 193. Dec. 11-18, 1840. Sherman 834. At end: chronometer records 1840; oil stowed.
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Pacific...
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South Atlantic...
Contains whale stamps. At end: disbursements. ROBIN HOOD (Ship) Mystic. Logbook. Oct. 18-22, 1845. BLACKSTOINE Bark. Mystic. Logbook. June 18, 1843-April 6, 1845. At end: account of slops, ship ROBIN HOOD.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, Pacific...
At front: list of crew members. This logbook covers the same voyage, same dates as the private journal kept by the log-keeper, 1st mate Joseph T. Samson (Sherman 681).
Topics: Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, North Atlantic...
Contains water color sketches, whale stamps. At front: list of dreams on board BREWSTER. At end: letters written on board BREWSTER.
Topics: Watercolor painting, Drawings, Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages...
Contains whale stamps.
Topics: Stamps (marks), Whalers (Persons), Seafaring life, Whales, Voyages and travels, Logbooks, South...